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Charlie Hebdo

The world mourns the lives lost in Charlie Hebdo attack

On Wednesday January 7, three masked gunmen stormed the Paris office of French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The gunmen killed at least 12 people, including two police officers, before escaping in cars. This wasn't the first time that Charlie Hebdo was attacked; it was fire-bombed in 2011 after printing caricatures of Prophet Muhammad, but there were no fatalities.

Later on Wednesday, the magazine's homepage reflected a completely black screen with the phrase "Je suis Charlie," or "I am Charlie," written in white. The phrase quickly became a show of support and solace for those who lost their lives.

Below are photos from vigils taking place around the world, as it reacts to and honors those lost in the terrible attack.--Stephanie Talmadge

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Paris, France.

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London, England.

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Berlin, Germany.

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Madrid, Spain.